I’m a queer-feminist translator/academic/activist not fond of such labels,
engaging in various activities doing too many things at the same time. Currently, I’m mostly involved with work and completing my PhD at the University of Vienna.
I live, among other places, in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Japanese. At the moment, I spend most of my being and doing in Vienna, Austria.
I prefer cats to dogs, tea to coffee, and hoodies to sweatshirts. I enjoy doing cryptic crossword puzzles, singing not only in the shower, and listening to radio plays. I miss Vine but sometimes binge on TikTok.
Between ideals of beauty and boxes of chocolate, I try to do what I can to make the world a better place. Maybe relatedly, I sigh a lot. This website is meant as a glimpse into (some happenings in) my life.
Together with Boka En, I created Qwir text + design, a text, translation and design agency for people in academia, activist organisations and other areas of life. Based in Vienna, we offer:
In all our work, we try to encourage what’s good in the world. For Qwir, that means taking a perspective of social awareness, a focus on accessibility, and an overall approach that, in text and design, treats people and the world we live in with kindness.
Together with Michèle Cooke, I created Go like Silk. At our office in Vienna, we hold workshops in various formats to show you how you can …
‘Take a piece of silk and throw it in the air. See how it falls. It falls a different way every time. Silk flows its own way. No one tells it this way is wrong or this way is right. Each way is new. Because every moment is new.
To speak fluently, to write with confidence or to share your knowledge, you just need to do what silk does. Go your own way.’
My academic work focuses on and has been shaped by:
And, maybe most importantly: etc.
You can follow my research on:
There are a few publications I’m currently working on that I’m not allowed to mention here yet, but I’m happy to announce that the following is scheduled to come out soon:
I try to make my texts as accessible as possible. If you cannot access a text that you are interested in, please let me know.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, I do not have any conference contributions planned at this point.
If you saw me at one of these or at any others I didn’t list here, be it at my presentations or in the queue for the buffet, let me know!
Some texts by me, friends and others that I’m happy to feature here. Will update as life allows it.
The following are some (very incomplete lists of) things that I invite you to check out:
These are some of the results of my working with/for really cool organisations and people that I’d like to show off here:
I supported Sabine Dengscherz and Michèle Cooke in writing this extended introduction to some of the key concepts of transcultural communication, based on ‘Transkulturelle Kommunikation: Zur Einführung und Vorbereitung auf das Studium’ for first-year students at the University of Vienna’s Centre for Translation Studies.
Aktion Demenz Germany published this report and analysis of their work with people living with dementia and their families and friends that offers a new perspective on dementia in contemporary society. I was part of the team that translated the German book into this English version.
I like these. Maybe you’ll enjoy them, too?
It’s dangerous to go alone.
For Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Animal Crossing: New Horizons, add me as your Switch friend: SW-2092-1541-6927
In May 2020, I participated in the 2nd installment of the ‘FG Games’, an Animal Crossing event organised by FreddeGredde. I won both rounds of the costume contest!
I’m mostly playing for my perfect IV collection; currently also looking for shiny Spinda with any pattern as well as various forms of Unown. Add me as your friend? 6359 3247 8610
If you send a friend request to the codes above, I’d appreciate it if you could to let me know, so I won’t miss your request.
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